Here we once documented a complete rear axle revision based on a BMW E36 rear axle. This axle comes from a BMW E36 320i built in 1996. The rear axles of the E36 models from the 319i to the 320i are the same for all sedans, touring, coupe and convertible vehicles of this series.
From the 320i of the E36 series, the rear axles of the sedans, coupes, convertibles and Tuoring are reinforced. The compact vehicles of this series have their own rear axle construction that only fits these models.
We removed this rear axle from a scrap vehicle at the junkyard and then completely dismantled it for rust removal and also removed the barrel bearings and rubber bearings.
We have planned this axle as a “replacement axle for our BMW E36 318 IS Class 2, because we can prepare it completely and then simply remove the axle and install it again directly.